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Big Blooper by MSNBC

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:15
Two US news channels duked it out last night and the one that was right is not the one we would have expected.

Will Netanyahu end up at the Hague?

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 23:36
At the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting, Netanyahu warned: "Those who need to answer before a criminal court are the heads of the Palestinian Authority, who have forged an alliance with the war criminals of Hamas." One of his officials similarly noted that they had "quite a bit of ammunition" to use against Abbas.

Canadians' Convoy Protests Detroit's Water Shut-Off

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:05
We brought 50 five-gallon jugs (1000 litres) to our friends in Detroit to draw attention to the human rights violations happening in Detroit and to call upon Pres. Obama to declare a public health crisis. There has been fervent opposition from many to the cut offs, including actor Mark Ruffalo. Hundreds of people attended a town hall meeting to testify how they lacked water for drinking, cooking, bathing and flushing toilets.

Could a Cuban Human Rights Organization be Outraged over Government's Pact with the U.S.? Well, Yes.

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:04
Rightists in both major U.S. political parties (which are actually one party with two faces) have criticized President Obama for engaging in this significant change in the relationship between our two nations, based on what they claim is Cuba's record on human rights.

Maybe the Two Party System WIll Just Die

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 20:00
The two party system is eroding away

Je Suis NOT Charlie

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:22
Mark Maguire argues that supporting press freedom by identifying with an Islamaphobic publication is a bad principle.

Meeting Homer Again for the First Time (REVIEW ESSAY)

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:57
Adam Nicolson's new book WHY HOMER MATTERS (2014) is deeply informed and accessible. Nicolson characterizes the imagined Trojan War as a conflict between a heroic warrior culture dating back to the Bronze Age (the Greeks under Agamemnon) against the city-culture represented by the Trojans. But Nicolson brings this imagined conflict to new life by likening the loose Greek confederation of forces to street gangs today.

Welcome to the Matrix: Enslaved by Technology and the Internet of Things

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:44
If ever Americans sell their birthright, it will be for the promise of expediency and comfort delivered by way of blazingly fast Internet, cell phone signals that never drop a call, thermostats that keep us at the perfect temperature without our having to raise a finger, and entertainment that can be simultaneously streamed to our TVs, tablets and cell phones.

Senator Chuck Grassley on the Boston Marathon bombing trial fallout: "Agencies are gearing up to do battle"

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:25
Senator Chuck Grassley on talks about the ongoing lack of transparency in the Boston Marathon bombing case and says with the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now current, Law Enforcement agencies are gearing up to do battle and shift potential blame for the April 2013 attacks.

Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper at El Museo del Barrio

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:20
A review of the Marisol exhibit at El Museo del Barrio in New York City.

Edward Brooke and the Republican Party That Might Have Been

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:43
Brooke decried the party's "southern strategy" courtship of segregationist Democrats as "not just morally wrong, but politically wrong." And he counseled that the conservative "programs and political philosophy that presently controls the Republican Party" were a barrier to attracting the votes of African-Americans and young people.

Subsidizing Contractor Misconduct

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:52
Last summer, to help put an end to these kinds of mistreatment, President Barack Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Here's why the executive order could help workers: Every year, the federal government awards a fortune in contracts for everything from defense systems to administrative services to companies that employ an estimated one in five American workers.

OccupyTLV: Breaking interview with Channel1 News, Israel Broadcasting Service, this morning!

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:15
They like photogenic misery, inarticulate is OK, but dumb is best...

Mario Cuomo: Governor of Mass Incarceration

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:10
Mario Cuomo will lionized in the mainstream media as a champion of liberal causes. What most will ignore is his role as a Governor who built more prisons than any in New York State's history.

Twelve French Killed: Satire And Secularism

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:59
The background to today's killing, by armed Islamist gunmen, of twelve employees of a prominent French satirical weekly.

Your Inner Life Elevates Your Outer Life

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:52
Think positive, act positive, feel positive and speak positively in everything you do every day. That means to catch yourself if you fall into negative thoughts or actions stemming from anything that happens to you. Once you climb onto the "positive" thought train, your inner life leads to your outer expression in positive ways.

EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:39
Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a "Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday" if they "vote wrong." But they have been bullied for too long and are saying "no more."

Special Report - The Empire Cries Wolf Redux: Pipeline Politics, the Tragedy of MH17, and Geo-strategic Agenda Bending

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 02:24
Along with the unresolved disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the downing of the same airline's flight MH17 over the Ukraine was no less a tragedy, albeit of a different kind. Australian writer Greg Maybury looks back at this shocking event, remembers the victims and their families, reflects on the geopolitical fallout, and considers the global implications going into 2015.

Is Putin Creating a New World Order? ... Oil Price Blowback

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 20:38
Washington's plan to push down oil prices (to hurt the Russian economy) might have made sense on a short-term basis (to shock Putin into submission) but as a long-term strategy, it's nuts. And what's even crazier, is that Obama has decided to double-down on the same wacky plan even though Putin hasn't given an inch.

The Gruesome U.S. Beheadings Fox News Ignored

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:47
Fox News ignored the Florida scene of grisly, domestic violence. Apparently, without a Muslim suspect under arrest for the beheading, Fox News wasn't interested. However, in late September 2014, Fox News became almost singularly obsessed with the gruesome work-place beheading in Moore, Oklahoma by a recent Muslim convert, Alton Nolen.